It’s official: The new royal baby was born on May 6, and he’s been given a name. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The name is not “royal” per se, but one could argue that the name “Archie” is actually a nickname for Arthur. Plus, the middle name “Harrison” translates very fittingly to “son of Harry.” The Duke and Duchess put a lot of consideration into the name, making sure it’s a combination of traditional and modern. And it’s not surprising that these parents would choose something less formal — after all, both publicly go by nicknames.
Now, how did our baby-name predictions fare? If you agree that Archie is, in fact, a nickname for Arthur, then Arthur was No. 4 on our list. Of course, if another royal baby is born in the future, this first name will automatically be out of the running, as it’s royal protocol to not share the same name of any immediate family members.
But is it too soon to think about what another royal baby’s name could be? Never! For all those parents looking to give their child a name fit for a prince or princess, check these out these classics.